Minimally Invasive Surgery for Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis can occur as a result of arthritis, injury, or as part of the aging process.  Learn more about spinal stenosis, including its causes and symptoms, and the types of minimally invasive surgeries that can treat it.

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Why Dr. Shahim Uses Micro Surgery

Why Dr. Shahim Uses Micro Surgery

One of neurosurgeon Dr. Reza Shahim‘s favorite things about his job is seeing his patients wake up from surgery with near-immediate pain relief.  That’s just one of the reasons why he specializes in micro surgery: it can reduce healing time, resulting in patients getting their lives back sooner.

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Dr. Adametz

Surgeon Spotlight: Meet ASH Neurosurgeon Dr. James Adametz

Get to Know Dr. Adametz and learn about why he enjoys his work as a neurosurgeon!

Even as a child, James Adametz knew he wanted to be a physician, but it was not until he got into his medical training, that he realized he “really liked surgery”.  Dr. Adametz believes his strength as a neurosurgeon lies in solving his patient’s particular medical issue.  He searches for the problem and then finds a remedy, especially when the patient has a pinched nerve.  For him, repairing pinched nerves is particularly satisfying because he can quickly relieve his patient’s pain.

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Dr. Brad Thomas is an award-winning spine surgeon at Arkansas Surgical Hospital.

Get to Know Your Spine Surgeon, Dr. Brad Thomas!

Get to know your Arkansas spine surgeon, Dr. Brad Thomas! Dr. Thomas specializes in the treatment of brain, spine, and peripheral nerve disorders.

Dr. Brad Thomas was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, completed his undergraduate degree at Baylor University, and then received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He returned to Baylor for his General Surgery Internship and five years of neurosurgery training.

Dr. Thomas is devoted to his family and his practice, where he constantly strives to provide quality, ethical surgery for each of his patients. Dr. Thomas was recently recognized by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as Best of the Best in Central Arkansas for Neurosurgery.

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Considering minimally invasive spine surgery in Arkansas? Here's what you need to know.

The Advantages of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Surgery for certain spinal conditions can be done using traditional, open procedures or minimally invasive techniques.

Spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and other spinal conditions can cause persistent or severe pain that does not respond to medication, physical therapy, or other nonsurgical forms of treatment. When this happens, your neurosurgeon may recommend traditional or minimally invasive spine surgery. Minimally invasive procedures offer a few advantages compared to traditional, open surgery, if you qualify for this type of procedure.

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neurosurgeon, Dr. Shahim

Get to Know Your Neurosurgeon, Dr. Shahim!

Meet your neurosurgeon, Dr. Reza Shahim! Dr. Shahim is a talented and compassionate neurosurgeon who specializes in all aspects of neurological care, including minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Shahim graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1995 and completed his neurological residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He returned to Little Rock in 2001 to join Neurological Surgery Associates, where he works today.

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